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What is it like for the elderly to read the fine print on a label? To grab something from a top shelf? To push a shopping cart? MIT's AgeLab created a suit that simulates the physical mobility constraints experienced by the elderly.

What is it like for the elderly to read the fine print on a label? To grab something from a top shelf? To push a shopping cart? MIT's AgeLab created a suit that simulates the physical mobility constraints experienced by the elderly.

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The excitement of the 2008 presidential election could be sensed on the streets of New York City.  Local businesses near polling stations tapped into this energy by offering election-day treats to voters.

The excitement of the 2008 presidential election could be sensed on the streets of New York City. Local businesses near polling stations tapped into this energy by offering election-day treats to voters.

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Souk el Tayeb (good market in Arabic) is a farmers market in the heart of Beirut.  Brave foodie and social innovator, Kamal Mouzawak opened Lebanon's first farmers market in the wake of the 2006 war, helping the country recover by sharing local food.

Souk el Tayeb (good market in Arabic) is a farmers market in the heart of Beirut. Brave foodie and social innovator, Kamal Mouzawak opened Lebanon's first farmers market in the wake of the 2006 war, helping the country recover by sharing local food.

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Adriana commented on Smartphone Concept for Aiding the Visually Impaired

I agree Whitney. I like the seamless experience and also the ways you can receive and contribute data through a mix of sensory channels - voice, vibration, face recognition, hand gestures, etc. I'm wondering if for a voting design concept, we can apply just one or two elements of this navigation platform to ensure that the interface is simple and doesn't require too much training time.

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Adriana commented on How the Elderly Move

This is a great exercise Camila. Thanks for sharing!

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Adriana commented on How the Elderly Move

Yes! I agree. Thanks Vincent, for inspiring my post. Building in a direct empathy experience into the design process is critical.